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# .99 is equal to one.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 12/24/2013 Category: Miscellaneous Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 985 times Debate No: 42902
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 Pro .99 equals one because since 3/3 equals one and 1/3 equals .333... 1/3 times 3 equals .99, 3/3, or one whole.Report this Argument Con It does not matter how the pattern goes. You have to divide regardless.Report this Argument Pro well three divided by three equals one. duh. some people are just dumb. NOt you of course hehe.Report this Argument Con EXACTLY! 3/3 equals 1, not .99, thus proving my point. Therefore, I am correct. Therefore, I win.Keep in mind that one division problem can not have 2 answers. Report this Argument Pro yeah but 3/3 equals .999999 forever which concludes that i am correct or we are both correct and they should change 1/3 into a different number so to conclude we are both technically correctReport this Argument Con PhilosophicalMan forfeited this round.
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Posted by FreedomBeforeEquality 2 years ago
@Justanotherguy

you messed up on line 3 where you put two unlike terms on each side. Thats why your answer comes up with an error.

You cant accurately show what .99 repeating is in decimal form. Youre associating it only as the numbers past the right side of the decimal when it is in fact much more than that. Apply any other number in the same manner and it will work. The flaw is that "repeating" isn't fully grasped when you have to truncate your number like that.

Try it with .55 repeating. your same process would show it to equal 1.8 which is totally false.
Posted by abelsmack 3 years ago
.99 does not equal 1. Is 1.99 2 then? in most case this is trivial but there is a difference in 1/3 and .33. Currently gold is valued at 1205.3 per oz, if you me and a third guy work to get a 100 (6lb 4oz) oz bar how should we divide it up? \$1205.30X100oz= \$120,530.00 divided by 1/3 is \$40,176.667 or I could just give you .33 of the total. That would give you \$39,774.90 or a \$400+ difference. This an extreme and unlikely case but imagine if you split a jackpot lottery winnings? I'm sure you will prefer 1/3 over .33 aj 3 way split of \$100M is a diff of \$333,333.333!
Posted by Skepticalone 3 years ago
If .99 = 1 then \$99=\$100. I got \$99 want to trade for \$100? ..we could do that a few hundred times and you can call it even if you like! :)
Posted by ndedo 3 years ago
Pro would be right if he stated it as 0.99 repeating, but he just said 0.99, which is equal to 0.990 and not equal to one.
Posted by thisisbob 3 years ago
WHAT? 0.9999Repitan is still not equal to 1, it is equal to 0.999repitan +0.0repitan1.
Posted by JustAnotherGuy 3 years ago
There is algebraic proof showing that Pro is right.
Let x=.99999.....
10x=9.9999.....
10x-x=9.99999......-.9999.....
9x=9
x=1 and x=.99999.... therefore 1=.99999.....
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